Barony of Endewearde Charter Discussion: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Image of the Barony of Endewearde heraldic device.There will be an informal meeting to discuss those areas of the Endewearde charter which need to be updated to be in compliance with Society and East Kingdom law as well as to reflect the policies of the Barony of Endewearde. All are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held at the home of Lord Finán mac Bressail, Seneschal of Endewearde, in Bangor, Maine and will start at 7:00 pm.

Lord Finán has posted a list of proposed topics on the Endewearde facebook group for this meeting as follows:

1. The glossary needs to have more complete definitions. Currently it has explanations of some acronyms, but very few actual definitions.

2. I’d like to have a discussion about the use of the term “citizen” as opposed to “resident”. Kingdom uses one, and not the other.

3. Communication, currently the charter still references the Yahoo! group as the “official” channel for communications, and it should probably be talking about the website or the official email addresses or something.

4. Terms of the Baronial Seat, these are dictated to us by Kingdom, and we need to tighten up some discrepancies.

5. We need to clarify the terms of a Vote of Confidence. Is it simple majority? 2 thirds? Doesn’t need much, but it should be clear.

6. Some parts of Section A.6.a seem kind of “advicey”, which can make for sloppy law. Laws need to be clear in order to be enforceable, so there’s some clean up that needs to be done here.

7. The refund policy, we would like to get something in writing, though this might be able to go into something like an “Exchequers Handbook”.

8. Speaking of “Handbooks”, should we have places where policy gets written down, that don’t need to be ratified by the populace? Should we have a set of laws governing all aspects of X, or should there be wording in the Charter to the effect of “and will execute the duties of the office as per the X Handbook”? Policy is easier to change than law?

9. Exchequer term limits, we need these to line up with Kingdom.

You can download a pdf of the Barony of Endewearde Charter (March 3, 2016).

If anyone has any other ideas, please send me a private message either through facebook or by email to seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org and I will consider adding it to this list.

Thanks!

Barony of Endewearde Combat Practice Update: Sunday, September 17, 2017

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On Sunday, September 17, 2017 the following activities will take place at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine between the hours of 4:00-7:00 pm.

  • Adult Fencing will run from 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Youth Fencing will be held
  • Youth Combat will be held
  • Medieval Crafts will gather to chat and work on projects

Adult Armored Combat practice is cancelled this week due to the Baronial Armored Combat Championship event held the day prior to combat practice.

 

Call for entrants for Endewearde’s Baronial Armored Combat Championship

Image of Sir Ane du Vey and Lord Albrecht Østergaard engaged in combat at Great Northeastern War, July 2017. Photo by Brendan Crane.

Baron Ane du Vey and Lord Albrecht Østergaard engage in combat at Great Northeastern War, July 2017. Photo by Brendan Crane (c) 2017.

Once again, the Barony of Endewearde will be hosting a rousing and raucous festival of armored combat and merriment. At the end of the day, the Endewearde armored combatant who stands victorious will be named Endewearde’s newest Champion of Armored Combat. Endewearde’s current armored champion, The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernathy, will oversee the challenges of the day and provide fun for the combatants as well as those in the galleries.

COMBATANTS: During the tournament, a tourney tree will be used. Armored combatants will need to have a wooden shield plaque on which a representation of your arms must be painted. Blank shields will be provided ahead of time as needed.

The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernethy has the following announcement:

Fighters: If you plan to compete I will need you to get in contact with me by Sunday the 10th [September] although the sooner the better as I hear we have some folks who want to make things to cheer on their favorite fighters with. I will need to know who you have as your herald and your arms/ colors wouldn’t hurt. All are welcome to compete and there will be a prize for the best fighter, though the champion will be chosen from the pool of fighters from Endewearde.

Learn more about this event by visiting the Endewearde Baronial Armored Combat Championship webpage on the Barony of Endewearde website.

Photo credit: Photo by Brendan Crane (c) 2017.

Schedule changes in Endewearde September 6 & 7, 2017

There are a few schedule updates to be aware of this week in the Canton of Basingestoches and Barony of Endewearde:

Wednesday, September 6

  • Thrown weapons practice in Hermon is cancelled due to rain.
  • Project Night at the home of Thomas and Lijsbet has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 7.

Thursday, September 7

  • Combat practice in Ellsworth has been cancelled. There will be other combat practices coming up this fall in the canton.
  • Project Night will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm at the home of Thomas and Lijsbet in Bar Harbor.
  • Thrown weapons practice at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet is scheduled to run  but in case of rain please check the Endewearde facebook page for any  late afternoon cancellation announcements.

This Week in Endewearde: Monday Aug. 28-Sunday Sept. 3, 2017

Image of medieval peasants wearing braies (white underwear), leggings and tunics foiling in a field.

Peasants wearing braies (underwear) while toiling in the field.

Enjoy the last part of your Maine summer by taking part in the following medieval activities in the Barony of Endewearde, the Canton of Basingestoches and the Canton of Wyndriche (incipient):

Tuesday August 29

  • Archery practice starts at 5:30 and ends about 7:00 pm at Master Godric’s home in Bangor.
  • There will be an informal gathering at the Las Palapas Mexican Restaurant near the Bangor Mall after Tuesday archery practice to start a discussion about what updates may need to be done to the Barony of Endewearde charter. This meeting is open to all. The street address is Las Palapas Mexican Restauarant, 8 Bangor Mall Blvd, Bangor, ME. The restaurant is located just behind Toys R Us. You can download the most recent version of the Barony of Endewearde Charter (March 13, 2016).

Wednesday August 30

  • Arts & Sciences Project Night at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic in Bar Harbor will focus on making cordials. Bring along your supplies and get inspired to create delicious adult beverages. Thomas and Lijsbet welcome visitors at 6 pm.
  • Thrown Weapons practice at the home of Lord Seamus in Hermon starts at 5:30 pm. Come out and get in some practice time on the thrown weapons range in anticipation of the Endewearde Thrown Weapons Championship tournament being held at the Endewearde Hunt in early October.

Thursday August 31

  • Thrown weapons practice at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet in China starts at 5:30 pm. Practice, practice, practice for the Thrown Weapons Championship coming up in October.

Saturday September 2

  • Endewearde Hunt site cleanup day at 2910 Western Avenue, Newburgh, Maine starting at 9:30 AM – 3:00  PM. Please bring your work gloves and any tools you may have. There’s work to be done! Please bring a lunch! We can start up the fire pit if needed! Also remember there will be no bathrooms on site, so bring a roll of toilet paper! Remember many hands make light work, the more the merrier! You can follow the Hunt Site Cleanup facebook group and learn more details.

Sunday September 3

  • Baronial Combat Practice and Medieval Crafts meets every Sunday at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine from 4:00-7:00 pm. When the weather is nice you can find us outside. This practice is open to anyone interested in learning more about the activities we do in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and is free of charge. You can find the venue by following these driving directions.

Any last minute cancellations due to poor weather conditions such as an outdoor practice getting rained out will likely be posted on the Endewearde facebook group just before the start time.

Look ahead on the Endewearde Master Calendar to find out what activities and events are coming up in the Barony of Endewearde, the Canton of Basingestoches, the Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) and newly forming group known as Sios Thoir in Washington County, Maine.

 

Garbed Hike in Acadia National Park: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Barony of Endewearde combatants dressed in full armor on the 2016 endurance hike in Acadia National Park.Hike starts at 10 AM and ends at 2 PM

You are invited to dress in comfortable SCA garb and hike the Ampetheater carriage road in Acadia National Park. It is on the way to Northeast Harbor with easier parking, two spectacular bridges and stunning views.

Image of Hadlock Bridge in Acadia National Park, a beautiful arched stone bridge with a small creek flowing beneath it.

For those coming onto the island from the mainland bear right at the head of the island onto Route 202 as if you were headed to Southwest Harbor. When you get to the light in Somesville take a left onto Route 198. Follow that down towards Northeast Harbor. Just after you pass Upper Hadlock Pond on your left (it’s the only visible pond) the lower parking lot will be on the left. If you pass the gatehouse you will have gone too far. The Ampitheater Loop is the one outlined in light green on this map provided by Bangor Daily News

Endewearde Activities: Tuesday Aug. 22 – Sunday Aug. 29, 2017

Manuscript illustration of a woman and man wearing crowns and looking out of windows at the top of a tall white tower.

Book of Hours by Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, and Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander, Belgium ca. 1450 via J. Paul Getty Museum on Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Good news! Syr Cedric of Thanet, King’s Champion of Thrown Weapons, will be running a weekly thrown weapons practice at his home in China, Maine on Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm. Come out and fling that thing (into a target).

Tuesday August 22
5:30 pm Archery practice in Bangor (private residence)

Wednesday August 23
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in Hermon (private residence) at the home of Lord Seamus
6:00 pm Project night in Bar Harbor (private residence, Canton of Basingestoches) at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’.

Thursday August 24
5:00-7:00 pm Canton of Basingestoches Combat Practice at General Bryant E. Moore Community Center, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, ME.
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in China (private residence) at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet

Sunday August 20 (all held at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd, Bangor)
4:00-7:00 pm Combat practice in Bangor
4:00-7:00 pm Medieval crafts in Bangor

For last minute updates in case of rain which may cause outdoor practices to be cancelled please check the Endewearde facebook group.

Baronial Quarterly Meeting (Bangor): Sunday, August 20, 2017

Image of medieval men sitting cross legged on the ground. Above them is a sign "Baronial Meeting" placed upon a gold and blue diamond repeating pattern background.

Harley 1319 f. 12 Archbishop Arundel preaching

There will be a quarterly business meeting of the Barony of Endewearde on Sunday, August 20, 2017. The meeting will run from 2:00-4:00 PM and will be held at the Bangor Housing Authority gym, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine 04401.

We usually wear comfortable everyday street clothing for business meetings. The meeting is open to anyone interested in the SCA who would like to learn more about upcoming plans for activities in our fair barony.

Please send any agenda items to the Seneschal of Endewearde, Lord Finan mac Bressail, at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Agenda: 

  • Call meeting to order. Working agreements for this meeting & modified Robert’s Rules. Call for additional agenda items. Time keeper.
    Lord Finan mac Bressail (< 10 minutes)
  • Baron & Baroness announcements and officer reports
    (15-20 minutes)
  • Past events: (10 minutes)
    * Belfast demo
    * Machias demo
  • Future events: (20 minutes)
    * Baronial armored combat championships
    * The Endewearde Hunt
    * Twelfth Night
    * Saint Sylvester
    * Tourney of Love

Note: 6-9 months notice for idea, 4 months for budget, 30+ days for insurance rider

  • Break (5-10 minutes around 3 pm)
  • The SCA Harassment Policy (15 minutes)
  • East Kingdom 50 Year and Endewearde’s history / presentation (15 minutes)
  • Revisiting the Charter (setting up future meetings)
    Lord Finan mac Bressail (5 minutes)
  • Additional items (if any)
  • Determine next meeting date / time / location
    Lord Finan mac Bressail (5 minutes)
  • Adjourn

You can download a pdf version of this meeting’s agenda.

Barony of Endewearde activities for August 15-20, 2017

In addition to the regular weekly practices and meetings this week there will be two meetings held in the Barony of Endewearde. The Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) will be holding a meeting in Unity on Thursday, August 17th. There will be a baronial meeting on Sunday, August 20th. Both meetings are open to anyone interested in the Society for Creative Anachronism and will involve topics regarding planning future activities. Most attending wear everyday casual street clothes (not SCA garments).

Here is a quick glance:

Tuesday August 15
5:30 pm Archery practice in Bangor (private residence)

Wednesday August 16
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in Hermon (private residence)
6:00 pm Project night in Bar Harbor (private residence, Canton of Basingestoches)

Thursday August 17
7:00 pm Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) business meeting in Unity at Unity House of Pizza (UHoP)

Sunday August 20 (all held at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd, Bangor)
2:00 pm Baronial business meeting in Bangor
4:00-7:00 pm Combat practice in Bangor
4:00 pm Medieval crafts in Bangor

For last minute updates in cases of rain which may cause outdoor practices to be cancelled please check the Endewearde facebook group.

If you have any agenda items for the Canton of Wyndriche meeting please contact the Seneschal, Syr Cedric of Thanet, at seneschal@wyndriche.eastkingdom.org

If you have any agenda items for the Barony of Endewearde meeting please contact the Seneschal, Lord Finan MacBressail, at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

August 2017 in Endewearde

Illuminated manuscript image of a man and woman wearing crowns who are looking out of two windows in a tall white tower.

Book of Hours by Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, and Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander, Belgium ca. 1450 via J. Paul Getty Museum on Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Though many of your friends may be packing or have already gone to Pennsic War there are still plenty of activities running in the Barony of Endewearde during August 2017.

Weekly activities include:

  • Archery practice every Tuesday evening in Bangor.
  • Thrown Weapons practice every Wednesday evening in Hermon.
  • Arts & Sciences Project Night every Wednesday evening in Bar Harbor.
  • Rapier Combat practice on late Sunday afternoon in Bangor.

In addition to regular weekly activities here are highlights of upcoming activities in mid to late August which you will want to keep on your personal calendar:

Check the Endewearde Master Calendar for updates. If you wonder if an outdoor practice will be held when it looks like rain please check Endewearde facebook for the latest information.